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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1009 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There's a naked lamp somewhere.
Posted by: Wardoof || 03/23/2016 9:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Will anyone be joining you for dinner? No, hopefully not.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2016 9:16 Comments || Top||

#3  TW is the silverware properly placed?
Posted by: Shipman || 03/23/2016 16:24 Comments || Top||

#4  "Here, pull up a table".
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 03/23/2016 17:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Ha!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/23/2016 19:54 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Mysterious arrest of Taliban supreme leader’s arch rival in Pakistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A top dissident Taliban leader and arch rival to Taliban supreme leader has been enjugged
You have the right to remain silent...
in Pakistain, days after he favored talks with the Afghan government, provided that Mullah Akhtar is not available in the talks.

According to the local media reports, the top Taliban leader, Mullah Rasool was arrested shortly after entering Pakistain following fierce infighting earlier this month that left almost 200 Taliban bully boyz dead.

Mullah Rasool appeared to have a moderate thinking towards the reconciliation process but was strongly opposing with Mullah Mansoor’s appointment as Taliban supreme leader and his participation in peace talks under Mansoor’s leadership.

In an interview around a week ago, Mullah Rasool called the efforts to revive talks between Afghan government and Taliban group ‘Pak dictated’.

"Earlier we were thinking that the Afghan Government wanted peace talks with all Taliban, but when we saw that it is interested only in making peace with Mullah Mansur because of the dictates of the Pak Government, we decided we cannot start peace talks with the Afghan Government," Rasool told the UK-based Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

Insisting on exclusion of Mansoor from reconciliation process, Rasool said he considers Mansoor’s claim to leadership spurious.

Rasool had also favored the inclusion of neighboring Iran in the Afghan reconciliation process, saying the quadrilateral approach (involving US, Chinese, Pak and Afghan diplomats working together to re-launch negotiations with the Taliban) does not sufficiently represent the variety of regional interests.
Posted by: Fred || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Senior Taliban leader arrested, 50 rockets seized in north of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A senior Taliban leader was placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
during an operation in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan amid ongoing clearance operations, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

A statement by MoD said the operations are being conducted by 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in certain northern provinces.

The statement further added a murderous Moslem was killed in a separate operation by the Afghan armed forces in Bagh-e-Sherkat area located in the central parts of Kunduz province.

The senior Taliban leader was arrested during a special military operation conducted by the Afghan armed forces Khanabad district of Kunduz, MoD added.

According to MoD, the Afghan armed forces discovered and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted near the security commandment of Baharak district in northeastern Badakhshan province.

The Afghan soldiers serving with the 209th Shaheen Corps also seized 50 rounds of SPG9 rockets from Baharak district during an operation, MoD said.

MoD said another Taliban group member was arrested in a separate operation from Khwajah Bahauddin district of northeastern Takhar province.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups including the Talibs have not commented regarding the reports so far.
Posted by: Fred || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces kill 45 militants including 9 ISIS loyalists in latest operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan national security forces killed at least 45 bandidos bully boyz including 9 bandidos bully boyz affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the bandidos bully boyz were killed in the latest clearance operations jointly conducted by the Afghan army and security personnel from the other security institutions.

According to an operational update by the Ministry of Defense (MoD), at least 18 bandidos bully boyz were also maimed during the same operations.

MoD said at least 23 of the bandidos bully boyz were killed in Charchino district of Uruzgan province and 13 others were maimed, while 9 ISIS loyalists were killed in Achin and Kot districts of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
during a separate operation.

The operational update by MoD further added that the Afghan forces were supported by the artillery unit of the Afghan national army during the operations.

According to MoD, at least 13 militans were killed and 7 others were maimed during other operations conducted in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Alingar district of Laghman, Ajristan district of Ghazni and Shahjoi district of Zabul province.

The anti-government armed hard boy groups including the Talibs have not commented regarding the reports so far.
Posted by: Fred || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Punties kill 167 Shaboobs in two counter-offensives
GAROWE, Somalia-The army has killed 167 terrorists in the course of two counteroffensives in Suuj valley and Dhinowda vicinity, Puntland Information Minister, Mohamud Hassan So’adde has announced on Tuesday.
Send a bottle of whatever they're drinking to Brussels...
So’adde disclosed at media briefing in the State capital, Garowe that 112 militants—among them a foreign national-- were killed in Dhinowda while the remaining 55 militiamen were neutralized in Suuj valley in clear triumph against the already beleaguered Al Shabaab terrorist group.

Puntland Defense Forces have also taken 106 fighters captive following a four-day counterterror raids in Suuj and areas perching near the Indian Ocean town of Garacad.

Continuing, the minister said, the death toll on Al Shabaab side could be far higher than the estimated figure since Puntland troops are still on the field in Mudug.

On Monday, Puntland forces blocked fleeing militants from retreating into Galmudug-controlled territories in Mudug region. An estimated 10 wounded fighters are believed to be on-the-run near Suuj.

The marine soldiers used speedboats to hit Al Shabaab militants harder in the coastal villages of Suuj and Garmaal.
Speedboats? I've seen that movie!
The government commenced cleanup operations in Garacad and Suuj on Mar. 15, a day after boatloads of Al Shabaab militants arrived by boats.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Deadly feud bring chaos to Zawia
[Libya Herald] A blood feud between two Zawia families has resulted in a number of people being killed in the town, others fleeing for safety and the shops and offices closed their doors for the past two days.

The clashes started when a young man with his own armed group, named has been as named as Ibrahim Ahneish reportedly killed a young Moroccan woman who worked in a café. He is then alleged to have killed her former boyfriend, a member of the Khadrawi family, who was intent on revenge. His family also operates an armed gang. In the resulting fighting between the two families several people have been killed despite attempts to mediate a peace by local community elders. Among those killed in the fighting is said to be a 12-year old girl.

Various parts of central Zawia were affected, including Omar Mukhtar Street, Jamal Street and the fish market. Some residents fled for protection to the Wirshefana.

The town is now relatively quiet, but it is seen as a lull and shops remained closed today. Mediation by the elders has produced no peace deal. The Ahmeish family are reported to want to continue the fight.
Posted by: badanov || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
Soldiers kill 58 terrorists in Borno
[PULSE.NG] Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have killed 58 Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
faceless myrmidons in Borno State.

The bully boyz were said to have been killed during a shootout with troops in Musari village.

This was disclosed via a statement released by army spokesperson, Sani Usman on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

It reads:

"In continuation with the clearance of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 153 Task Force Brigade, 5 Brigade on Monday had an encounter with faceless myrmidons at Musari village on Monday."

"During the clearance operations, a soldier paid the supreme price, while the troops killed 58 terrorist and recovered 2 hand grenades, 52 cycle of violences, several bags of foodstuffs such as beans, onions, sweet potatoes and guinea corn, as well as cartons of fish."
Posted by: Fred || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Nigerian Troops Kill Boko Haram Big Turban, 18 Jihadists
[BREITBART] Nigerian troops have killed a Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
kingpin and 18 other jihadists in Borno State. The operation also freed 67 hostages.

"Elements of 22 Brigade Garrison carried out clearing operation at Dalore camp on Sunday in which they killed 19 Boko Haram snuffies among whom was Ameer of Dalore," declared Sani Usman, the acting director of Public Relations at Army Headquarters.

He added: "The troops also captured 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 Small Machine Gun and 1 Hand Grenade and recovered 4 pickup vehicles. The troops also rescued 67 hostages from the terrorists. The freed hostages are undergoing screening at Internally Displaced Persons in Dikwa."
The number of weapons recovered normally matches the number of deaders, approximately.
Local reports said Dalore "commanded one of the deadliest terror camps in Dikwa." He became famous "for his vicious killing methods especially the beheading of persons captured."

Troops killed a Boko Haram jacket wallah two days ago. Usman told the media the attack occurred near the Sambisa forest.

"The troops recovered a cycle of violence, 12 primed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and a hand bag containing personal effects which included a hijab obviously meant for disguise and concealment of explosives for the intended nefarious act," he stated.
Posted by: Fred || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Bangladesh
Christian convert stabbed to death in Bangladesh
[CHANNELNEWSASIA] Suspected Islamist forces of Evil stabbed a Christian convert to death in northern Bangladesh on Tuesday, the latest in a series of attacks on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

The South Asian country has seen a surge in Islamist violence in which liberal activists, members of minority Muslim sects and other religious groups have been targeted.

Police said three attackers came on a cycle of violence and stabbed Hossain Ali, 68, while he was having his morning walk in Kurigram, north of Dhaka.

"They left the scene exploding crude bombs to create panic," Kurigram district police chief Tobarak Ullah told Rooters by telephone.

Ali converted to Christianity from Islam in 1999, he added.

"We are not sure whether Islamist forces of Evil carried out the attack," he said, adding that the pattern of killing bore the hallmarks of recent attacks by Islamist Death Eaters.

Three men were picked up for questioning, he said.

Over the last few months, Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
has grabbed credit for the killings of two foreigners, attacks on members of minority Muslim sects and other religious groups, but police say domestic Death Eater group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen is behind the attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
'The man in white' is still on run'
[DAILYMAIL.CO.UK] One of the Brussels bombers left a suicide note telling how he was desperate to blow himself up because he did not want to go to prison like his friend, Gay Paree bomber Salah Abdeslam, Belgium's chief prosecutor revealed today.

Ibrahim El Bakraoui, who helped kill 14 people when he set off his boom jacket at Brussels airport yesterday, left the will in the bin of the terror cell's Schaerbeek safehouse.

The typed note, found next to 15kg of homemade explosives, an AK-47 and an ISIS flag, said: 'I don't know what to do. I'm in a hurry. I'm on the run. People are looking for me everywhere. And if I give myself up then I'll end up in a cell.'

The latest twist came after Belgian brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui were named as two of the ISIS jacket wallahs - eight days after they escaped police in a shootout - and it is now clear there is a mystery fourth suicide bomber.
Meanwhile,
...back at the game, the Babe headed for second base. He almost made it. Then Sheila slapped him....
Brussels master bombmaker Najim Laachraoui - known as the 'Man in White' - is still on the run today after evading a series of special forces raids following the deadly attacks which killed 34 yesterday.

Belgium's chief prosecutor this afternoon confirmed is 'still on the lam' after Belgian media reported the explosives expert was taken alive by a SWAT team inside a pizzeria in the Anderlecht suburb of the city.

The latest twist came after Belgian brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui were named as two of the ISIS jacket wallahs - eight days after they escaped police in a shootout - and it is now clear there is a mystery fourth suicide bomber.

Laachraoui is suspected of rigging up the boom jackets that helped kill 34 in twin attacks yesterday - and is believed to have done the same for the Gay Paree turbans who murdered 130 in November.

He went on the run after leaving a suitcase packed with explosives and calmly walked from the terminal moments before the airport massacre at 8am Tuesday. Today federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said it was the largest of all the bombs but it failed to go off.
Posted by: Fred || 03/23/2016 11:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "It was the largest of all the bombs but it failed to go off." "Brussels master bombmaker...."

It's a good thing he wasn't a very masterful master.
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/23/2016 13:32 Comments || Top||


Third Brussels airport bomber captured - or was he?
[ISRAELNATIONALNEWS] Belgian media reported the third terrorist who took part in the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) bombing of a Brussels airport on Tuesday was caught on Wednesday, but after local media later contested the version of events, officials clarified the terrorist remains on the lam.

The terrorist, identified by authorities as Najim Laachraoui, is said to have been wanted by police ever since the ISIS attacks in Gay Paree last November in which 130 victims were murdered.

RTL and Le Derniere Heure reported he was placed in durance vile
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
by special forces in Anderlecht, a suburb to the southwest of Brussels. However,
the hip bone's connected to the leg bone...
La Libre Belgique and DH later indicated police did not arrest Laachraoui, and that someone else was arrested instead and misidentified.

The confusion was later clarified by Belgian prosecutors in a presser at midday, when they revealed the terrorist was not apprehended and is still loose. They also confirmed that he planted a bomb at the airport which failed to detonate, and that it was the most powerful of the three.

Laachraoui was caught on security cameras Tuesday morning arriving with jacket wallahs Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui at the Zaventem Airport in Brussels.

He walked around the airport with them as the three pushed baggage carts, and then left after setting an explosive that failed to detonate.

The El Bakraoui brothers conducted twin suicide kabooms, and a total of 34 people were murdered in their attack as well as in an additional bombing an hour later at the Maalbeek metro station located right near the EU headquarters. Around 200 other victims were maimed.

Laachraoui is thought to have been the bomb maker for the assault on Brussels.

The 25-year-old has been wanted under his alias Soufiane Kayal since the Gay Paree attacks, after his DNA was found alongside that of the faceless myrmidons who conducted the attacks at a safe house where suicide belts and traces of explosives were found. He rented a hide-out in Auvelais, Belgium, where the ISIS cell prepared for the attacks in the French capital.

Belgium is currently observing three days of national mourning. The US on Wednesday issued travel warnings on Europe, advising that terror groups are planning more attacks in the near future according to intelligence information.
Posted by: Fred || 03/23/2016 11:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  He'll have to be careful not to order too much pizza.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 03/23/2016 11:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Soo...they think they may have found three of Cujo's teeth?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/23/2016 12:56 Comments || Top||

#3  For one they shouldn't announce when they've captured someone. Say they are on the loose while you grill them to get actionable info.

Then later claim you caught them in a gay club or screwing pigs or something so that they lose face in the Islamic prison gangs.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/23/2016 14:58 Comments || Top||

#4  There's a Blue Oyster in Brussels?
Posted by: Raj || 03/23/2016 15:09 Comments || Top||


34 dead, more than 200 maimed in Brussels attack
  • [FRANCE24] Two explosions tore through the departure hall at Brussels Zaventem airport, killing 11 people.

  • About an hour after the airport attack, an explosion struck Maelbeek metro station near the EU headquarters, killing at least 20 people.

  • The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has condemned the “blind, violent and cowardly acts”, calling it a “black day” for the country.

  • The Belgian government has raised the terror threat to the highest level.

  • Brussels is in a state of lockdown with all transportation services, including metros, trains and bus services suspended. Zaventem airport has been shut down and flights have been diverted.

  • The blasts come days after Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was arrested in the Molenbeek district of the Belgian capital.
But y'all just keep writing "Love" and "Terrorism knows no religion" on your sidewalks. That'll control the problem.

Trump is so stoopid! "Islam hates us?" How could he think that?

Remember, according to the Clinton campaign, #Islamispeace...
Posted by: Fred || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  From Steyn: Muslims fear back lash from tomorrow's train bombing.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/23/2016 8:58 Comments || Top||


Brussels airport bombers used explosives packed in their SUITCASES, officials say
[DAILYMAIL.CO.UK] The Brussels airport bombers who killed 14 people in a deadly terror attack calmly walked into the terminal with suitcases packed full of explosives before detonating them, officials have confirmed.

Two of the three men who casually wheeled their suitcases through the airport after arriving in a taxi blew themselves up, while the third is said to have dumped his nail bomb before fleeing the scene.

Belgian police are now 'actively searching' for the third suspect, who was caught on CCTV wearing a white coat and a black hat. It is unclear whether he abandoned his suicide mission after his suitcase bomb failed to detonate or whether he had planned to escape before the carnage.

One theory being probed is that he fled the airport after the first terror attack at 8am local time (7am GMT) yesterday before travelling to Maelbeek station to carry out the other blast that killed 20 people in a subway train just 79 minutes later.

Belgian police launched a major manhunt to find him yesterday as ISIS grabbed credit for the massacres, which killed 34 people in total and injured close to 200 others.

At least four devices were said to have been used in the airport bombing, including two within the suitcases which went kaboom!.

One bomb detonated beside a check-in desk where passengers pay a surcharge for overweight luggage. The second went kaboom! outside a branch of Starbucks.

A third unwent kaboom! bomb was found in the suitcase which failed to detonate, and an undetonated boom jacket was discovered among the rubble alongside two AK-47 assault rifles. The devices which failed to explode have since been dealt with by army specialists.

Zaventem mayor Francis Vermeiren confirmed the ISIS suspects checked in their explosives-packed suitcases just seconds before the atrocities, killing innocent bystanders preparing for their travels.

He said: 'They came in a taxi with their suitcases, their bombs were in their bags.

'They put their suitcases on trolleys, the first two bombs went kaboom!. The third also put his on a trolley but he must have panicked, it didn't explode.'

Belgian newspaper HLN reports a taxi driver told police he believes he unwittingly drove the bombers to the airport and was abruptly told not to touch their suitcases when he offered to help them with their luggage.

The two men whose suitcases successfully detonated -- blowing themselves up in the process - were wearing black gloves on their left hands, which security sources say would have hidden the triggers for their explosives.

It is a similar technique said to have been used by the jihadists who carried out the sickening Gay Paree massacres last November, which saw 130 innocent people killed in a string of deadly terror attacks.

The third Brussels suspect -- now believed to be on the run -- fled the terminal before the attack.

Belgian police have now launched a major manhunt for the man, and last night issued a 'wanted' poster which showed him wearing a light-coloured coat and black hat while wheeling his suitcase.

'Police are looking to identify this man. He is suspected of having committed the attack at Zaventem on Tuesday March 22,' a police front man said.

A string of anti-terror raids were also carried out across the capital, with police confirming another nail bomb, an ISIS flag and several 'chemical products' were found at a house in the Schaerbeek area.

Police swooped on a number of suspects but the Belgian Foreign Ministry said many of those behind the terror plot are 'still on the lam'.

It came after the world yesterday woke up to yet another deadly terror attack in Europe - just four months after 130 people were massacred in Gay Paree.
Posted by: Fred || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [420 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  On the plus side, a little old white lady was prevented from carrying her heart medicine into the airport.

#MissionAccomplished
Posted by: charger || 03/23/2016 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  third suspect arrested this AM
Posted by: Frank G || 03/23/2016 7:56 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: 3dc || 03/23/2016 8:22 Comments || Top||

#4  First thing should be take a scalpel and remove his achilles tendons so he can't run away again.
Posted by: Whusotle Grinelet5340 || 03/23/2016 8:59 Comments || Top||

#5  It's a clock!
Posted by: Shipman || 03/23/2016 9:00 Comments || Top||

#6  First thing should be take a scalpel and remove his achilles tendons so he can't run away again.

Surgery is good, but reproduction is still possible. Something must be done about reproduction.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2016 9:03 Comments || Top||

#7  One of the reasons I drive rather than fly was standing in a congested TSA screening line in Orlando. The backup created one hell of a civilian target for anyone trying a terrorist attack. Like so many cattle awaiting to be butchered.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/23/2016 9:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Something must be done about reproduction.

That would be the second thing to do with the scalpel.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/23/2016 11:30 Comments || Top||

#9  The backup created one hell of a civilian target for anyone trying a terrorist attack. Like so many cattle awaiting to be butchered.
Posted by Procopius2k


Big crowds, sporting events, TSA lines.... no can do. I'm always a 'Platinum' boarding member with my F-150 and I can return fire if necessary.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2016 11:33 Comments || Top||

#10  One of the reasons I drive rather than fly was standing in a congested TSA screening line in Orlando. The backup created one hell of a civilian target for anyone trying a terrorist attack. Like so many cattle awaiting to be butchered.

We need a security check to get to the security check.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 03/23/2016 12:01 Comments || Top||

#11  That was one of the things I thought about in my tenure as a TSA supervisor; while the Kabuki theater is alive and well for the air side of things, there is nothing to prevent anybody from hitting the queues on the 'land side.'

Or a little something left in the parking garage....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 03/23/2016 16:39 Comments || Top||

#12  "First thing should be take a scalpel and remove his achilles tendons so he can't run away again."

What's wrong with using a sword?
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 03/23/2016 17:07 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey arrests 10 IS members entering from Syria
[IsraelTimes] Security forces nab group trying to cross border, including one wearing bomb

Turkish security forces on Tuesday tossed in the clink
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
10 suspected Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
members at the Syrian border, one of whom was wearing an explosives vest, three days after a suicide kaboom in Istanbul, local media reported.

The suspects were arrested in southern Gaziantep province while trying to illegally cross into The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, Dogan agency cited the army as saying.

One of the group was wearing an bomb that was ready to be detonated, according to Dogan, which published pictures of the suspects on their knees with their hands behind their heads, along with what appeared to be an explosives belt.

The arrests come as the police hunt three Turkish suspected members of an IS cell believed to be planning further attacks in public places after Saturday’s attack in Istanbul, which killed four foreigners.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkish forces kill 4 Kurd kommies
[ARA News] URFA ــ At least four Turkish forces were killed and 12 others wounded during clashes with rebels of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Kurdish southeast, security sources said on Tuesday.

Several security sources confirmed the death of two Turkish soldiers and a police officer in addition to the injury of eight soldiers in clashes with PKK rebels in the provinces of Hakkari and Mardin –where Kurds constitute a majority– southeastern Turkey.

The clashes took place in eight different districts of the town Yuksek Urfa, including Yeşildere, Diza, Kon Kur, and Asan Tepe districts.

The injured security members were transferred to hospitals in the provinces of Van and Hakkari amid ongoing clashes in the town, the sources reported.

Also on Tuesday, a member of the Turkish special forces was killed and three others injured in a blast on the highway leading to Urfa. “An explosive device, that was apparently planted by PKK rebels, exploded on the highway,” said media activist Ahmad Yilmaz,.

“An armored vehicle of the Turkish military was bombed near the village of Sultan Shekhmous in the province of Mardin,” he added, pointing out that two of its crew were killed and others injured.

Additional military reinforcements arrived to the area after the PKK-led bombing, the source reported.

On Monday, scores of the Turkish forces were killed and wounded in bombings and clashes in the city of Şırnak with the PKK fighters, according to military sources.

Over the past few days, the army has been targeting PKK strongholds in Nusaybin and Şırnak with tanks and artillery from the hills that overlook the two Kurdish areas, in a bid to remove the PKK-led checkpoints erected on the roads linking the cities in Turkey ‘s south-east, according to Turkish military sources.
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India-Pakistan
Rangers detain MQM leader for 90 days in renewed crackdown
KARACHI: Rangers on Monday informed the administrative judge of the antiterrorism courts about the 90-day preventive detention of a senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader for questioning — a move the party described as the continuity of the “anti-MQM policy of the establishment”.

Deputy convener of the MQM’s coordination committee Syed Shahid Pasha was picked up in a Rangers raid on his Gulistan-i-Jauhar apartment in the early hours of the day.

His arrest followed a strong reaction of the MQM, whose London-based convener Nadeem Nusrat called upon the army chief to investigate as to which elements were using “a law enforcement agency for their nefarious designs” against the MQM.

As the whereabouts of the MQM leader were not known, his family on Monday moved the Sindh High Court and a two-judge bench issued notices to the home secretary, provincial police chief and director general of the Rangers to file their respective comments till April 11 in a petition against Pasha’s arrest.

Later in the day, personnel of Rangers along with their legal team produced the detainee Pasha before the administrative judge of the ATCs in Karachi along with an intimation application, detention order and a jail warrant.

They submitted that upon receiving credible information about Mr Pasha’s involvement in offences related to targeted killing, kidnapping and extortion punishable under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, he was put under three-month preventive detention as provided under Section 11-EEEE of the ATA for an inquiry.

They submitted that in order to comply with Section 11-EEEE (3) of the ATA, the detainee was produced along with relevant documents for the information of the court.

The administrative judge directed the provincial authorities to constitute a joint investigation team within 15 days to interrogate the detainee.

Meanwhile, the paramilitary force said in a statement that the suspect would be investigated about targeted killing and other offences.

MQM reaction

The MQM coordination committee strongly condemned the arrest and subsequent three-month detention of Mr Pasha and termed it the continuity of the anti-MQM policy of the establishment.

It said that the establishment did not want to accept the mandate of the people of urban Sindh. “Workers and leaders and elected representatives of the MQM are busy in their clean Karachi campaign, but the establishment is punishing them by arbitrary raids and arrests and false cases.”

The committee appealed to the president, prime minister, army chief and the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the “use of state institutions” for dividing political parties and order release of Mr Pasha forthwith.

It also appealed to the authorities to stop the raids and arrests of MQM workers, leaders and elected representatives.

Meanwhile, MQM chief Altaf Hussain spoke against the double standard of the law enforcement agencies and said that senior office-bearers and leaders of the party who were not involved in any criminal activity were being arrested in the name of the Karachi operation, but those whose names were mentioned in joint investigation team (JIT) reports were given full protocol and patronage.

Published in Dawn, March 22nd, 2016
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13 ‘militants’ killed in Kohlu, Kech
[DAWN] QUETTA: At least 13 suspected Lions of Islam of a banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
, including two ‘commanders’, were killed in festivities with security forces in Kohlu and Kech districts on Monday.

Official sources said that personnel of Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and anti-smuggling operations....
and intelligence agencies were conducting a search operation on information about presence of Lions of Islam in mountainous area of Nasau in Kohlu district when Lions of Islam started firing on them.

FC and intelligence personnel returned fire and ensuing gunbattle continued for several hours, resulting in the death of 12 Lions of Islam of the banned Baloch Liberation Army.

"Yes, 12 Lions of Islam of BLA were killed in gunbattle," FC front man Khan Wasey said, adding that commanders Jamir Khan and Baloch Khan were among the dead. "Forces were continuing the operation against remaining Lions of Islam in the area," he said.

Arms and ammunitions were found in the myrmidons’ hideouts.

In another operation carried out by security forces in Tump area of Kech district, one myrmidon was killed in an exchange of fire and four suspected Lions of Islam were tossed in the slammer
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
," Khan Wasey said. The suspects are being interrogated.

There are also reports about a search operation under way in different areas of Bolan district, a security bigshot told Dawn.
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Breakaway Taliban group denies its leader detained in Pakistan
[CHANNELNEWSASIA] The leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban is leading his fighters in Afghanistan, his deputy said on Tuesday, contradicting three senior members of the Islamist group and denying a newspaper report that he were tossed into the calaboose.

Three senior Taliban told Rooters that Mullah Mohammad Rasoul
...Leader of a rival faction of the Afghan Taliban. He's probably not long for this world.....
, who leads a faction that has rejected the authority of the Islamist movement's leader, Mullah Mohammad Mansour, were tossed into the calaboose two weeks ago in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province on the border between Pakistain and Afghanistan.

Pakistain's Express Tribune newspaper said that Rasoul was being held by Pak authorities. Quoting two unnamed Taliban leaders, the newspaper said Rasoul was held in Pakistain after fleeing Afghanistan following heavy fighting in recent months with forces of Evil loyal to Mansour.

Rasoul's deputy, Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, dismissed the report as "propaganda of our enemies" and two Pak security officials also denied the report.

"Mullah Rasoul is in Afghanistan and leading his fighters," Niazi said. But he added that his group's survival did not depend on one leader.

"Our resistance will not stop with the arrest or killing of Mullah Rasoul or any other leader," Niazi said.

The mixed reports add a further twist to the opaque nature of the leadership of the Taliban, who control or threaten more Afghan territory than at any time since their hard-line government was toppled in 2001.
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#1  He's just taking a long weekend.
Posted by: Wardoof || 03/23/2016 9:16 Comments || Top||


Iraq
22 ISIS Bad Guys die in Ninevah
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province said on Tuesday, that 22 ISIS elements had been killed in an aerial bombing by the international coalition that targeted ISIS sites in the center of the province.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation bombarded, this afternoon, sites for ISIS in Mosul University as well as the presidential palaces in the center of Nineveh, resulting in the death of 22 [ISIS] elements.”

The source also added, “Prominent security leaders holding Arab and foreign nationalities were among the dead, including Wilayat Nineveh judge who holds French citizenship.”
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13 ISIS troops die in airstrikes in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province said on Tuesday, that eight ISIS elements had been killed and five others were wounded in an aerial bombardment by the Iraqi army aviation south of the province.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi army aviation conducted six aerial strikes targeting ISIS sites in Qasaba Bashir in the district of Taza Khurmato (30 km south of Kirkuk),” indicating that, “The aerial bombing resulted in killing eight ISIS elements and wounding five others, in addition to destroying four tactical units.”

The source also added, “The air strikes were carried out through helicopters belonging to the air force,” noting that, “Those strikes were accurate.”
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10 ISIS Bad Guys die in Iraqi Army operation in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday the killing of 10 ISIS elements on the defensive line in Thurthar region.

The officials said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The army’s aviation, in coordination with Salahuddin Operations Command, conducted an aerial strike, resulting in the destruction of three vehicles that were carrying machine guns, in addition to killing ISIS elements on the defensive line in Thurthar.”

The statement also added, “A booby-trapped excavator was completely destroyed and 10 terrorists belonging to the [ISIS] were killed in the same area.”
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41 ISIS troops die in airstrikes
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The Joint Operations Command announced, that the international coalition aircraft and Army Aviation conducted several air strikes on ISIS in Anbar and Salahuddin, while pointed out to the killing of 41 ISIS members in both provinces.

The Joint Operations Command said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The sky falcons conducted an accurate air strike on headquarters belonging to ISIS in Heet District west of Ramadi, killing more than 30 members, including Arabs and foreigners, and destructing the headquarters.”

The statement also pointed out, “The coalition aircraft in coordination with the army’s 7th brigade destroyed a tunnel in al-Juba area, killing dozens of ISIS remembers.”

Also the military statement added, “The Army Aviation in coordination with Salahuddin Operations Command launched an air strike on al-Tharthar area, destructing three armed vehicles and killing their occupants.”
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ISIS attacks US base near Mosul for 2nd time
(IraqiNews.com) Erbil – The international coalition forces announced on Tuesday, that two members of the so-called ISIS were killed in an armed clash with the guards of the US forces base in Makhmur south of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad), while pointed out that this is the second attack that was carried out by ISIS on the headquarters in the last three days.

The international coalition spokesman in Iraq Steve Warren said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Ten members of ISIS attacked the external security point of the American base in Makhmur using light weapons, without causing any casualties.”

Warren added, “The base guards repulsed the attack and killed at least two members of ISIS,” pointing out that, “Washington believes that ISIS targeted the base deliberately.”

Dozens of ISIS targets caught in airstrike in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A senior security source announced on Tuesday, that dozens of ISIS militants were killed, including Arabs and foreigners, in an aerial bombardment carried out by the international coalition aviation on the University of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The coalition aircraft targeted a security headquarters belonging to ISIS in the University of Mosul, killing dozens of ISIS members, including Arab and foreign nationalities.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “ISIS responded to the aerial bombing by using anti-aircraft weapons from the residential neighborhoods in the city of Mosul.”

ISIS attacks military base at Bashiqa

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – On Tuesday, military sources revealed, that ISIS attacked Bashiqa military base north of Mosul, while pointed out that the Turkish troops that were stationed in the base responded to the attack.

The sources said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, ISIS tried to attack Bashiqa military base north of Iraq,” pointing out that, “The Turkish troops that were stationed in the base responded to the attack.”

The statement added, “The Turkish army was also able to hit ISIS targets near the Turkish borders.”

Noteworthy the clash with the so-called ISIS comes after a suspected member of the terrorist gangs blew himself up on Istanbul’s popular street on Saturday, killing four people and wounding dozens more.
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Baghdad bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 5 die
3 die in bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday, that ten people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in northern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, this morning, in al-Falahat area in Tarmiyah District in northern Baghdad, killing three people and wounding seven others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while carried out a raid to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”

Bomb wounds 6 Iraqi militia

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Tuesday, a police source announced, that 6 members of al-Hashd al-Shaabi were wounded in a bomb blast targeted their patrol in southern Baghdad.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today, an explosive improvised device emplaced on the road side in al-Rasheed area in southern Baghdad, exploded on a patrol belonging to a-Hashd al-Shaabi,” pointing out that, “Six members of al-Hashd al-Shaabi were wounded in the explosion.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “A security force arrived in the incident area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital.”

Bad Guys rob residence of jewels, gold

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police revealed on Tuesday, that a group of gunmen stole 50 million dinars and gold jewelry after storming a houses in western Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, unidentified gunmen stormed a house in al-Khadra neighborhood in western Baghdad, and stole 50 million dinars and gold jewelry then escaped to an unidentified destination.”

The source added, “A security force cordoned off the house and carried out a raid to search for the gunmen.”

Home invasion nets robbers cash

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A police source revealed on Tuesday, that a group of unidentified gunmen stole 100 million dinars after attacking a house in eastern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A group of unidentified gunmen stormed a house in Hayy Ur neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, at noon today, and stole 100 million dinars then escaped to an unknown destination.”

“A security force cordoned off the area and started to search for the gunmen,” the source added.

2 die in bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday, that eight people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in eastern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, a bomb exploded near shops in Nairiyah area in eastern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding six others.”

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while carried out a raid to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel arrests 1,200 unauthorized Palestinians workers
[IsraelTimes] Detentions come following Knesset’s approval of tough new law to keep out illegals amid ongoing terror wave

Israeli police said Tuesday that they had locked away
Please don't kill me!
1,200 Paleostinian workers without permits, under a crackdown aimed at helping to quell a five-month wave of violence.

The unauthorized workers were detained along with 150 employers over the past two weeks, a police statement said.

On March 14 the Knesset approved a tough new law to keep out illegal Paleostinian workers, as part of measures aimed at tackling a surge in attacks against Israelis.

The legislation means that the Israeli employer of a Paleostinian who has entered the Jewish state without the hard-to-obtain permit could face several years in prison.

In the nearly six months of the ongoing wave of terrorism and violence, 29 Israelis and four foreign nationals have been killed in Paleostinian attacks. Nearly 190 Paleostinians have also been killed, some two-thirds of them while attacking Israelis, and the rest during festivities with troops, according to the Israeli army.

An Israeli government adviser said this month that of the attacks in Israel, 44 percent were carried out by Paleostinians who were in the Jewish state illegally.
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#1  That will last until somebody needs their house cleaned.
Posted by: Wardoof || 03/23/2016 9:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Of real mention is the fact that they arrested 150 EMPLOYERS. Gosh, if the US would do that, a lot of the illegals would not have jobs that Americans will do.
Posted by: Crurong Elmeque1754 || 03/23/2016 16:22 Comments || Top||

#3  The legislation means that the Israeli employer of a Paleostinian who has entered the Jewish state without the hard-to-obtain permit could face several years in prison.

Someone should propose something simular as their 'Immigration Reform' here in the U.S.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/23/2016 17:59 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Hospital attackers sought as Thai insurgency continues
[The Nation] Thai security officials surrounded and searched three locations in their search for insurgents in Narathiwat province. One of the places searched was the house of the wife of Sunkiffi Mana, a militant suspect who allegedly took part in the siege of Joh I Rong Hospital on March 13, when the hospital was used as a base to attack a nearby military camp. After the attack, one suspect was arrested in Narathiwat's Muang District.

Meanwhile, insurgents on Monday night sprayed three neighboring karaoke bars with bullets in Narathiwat's Tak Bai district. They also threw a homemade bomb into one of the businesses, causing damage to its roof and wall. The attackers then fled the scene. Three people were wounded.

Police avoided the area immediately after the incident, fearing the militants would spring a trap on those who responded to the attack. When police did investigate the scene, they found 50 spent M16 cartridges. Tak Bai District superintendent Pol Colonel Jiradej Prasawang said the attack was the work of local militants in a retaliatory action after they had been targeted by security operations recently.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
North Korea troops fighting in Syrian civil war, delegate says
[UPI] GENEVA, Switzerland, March 22 -- Two North Korean military units are fighting on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad in the Syria conflict.

Asaad Al-Zoubi, the head of the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee delegation, told Russian news agency TASS that North Koreans have committed troops to the civil war. According to Al-Zoubi, the two units are called Chalma-1 and Chalma-2. The Syrian delegate provided the information as he attended Syria peace talks at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva.

Al-Zoubi added there are fighters from Iran and Afghanistan fighting on behalf of Assad.

Russia's Sputnik International also confirmed the Syrian representative's statement on North Korean soldiers in the Middle East, and quoted Al-Zoubi as saying the "North Korean troops are fatally dangerous" during an explanation of the presence of foreign troops in the Syrian civil war.

The civil war has continued for five years, and the opposition and the Assad regime are at odds regarding the details of a peace negotiation.

But Pyongyang maintains friendly ties with the dictatorship in Damascus, and Russia has supported Assad's rule.

North Korea's presence in the Middle East conflict is unprecedented, but the two countries have cultivated military ties for many years. North Korea has been a staunch ally of the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad, opposed by the Islamic State, and Pyongyang helped Syria build a nuclear facility destroyed by an Israeli air raid in 2007.

Last September Syria dedicated a park to former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung.
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#1  Russian outsourcing. Vlad's ‘Coalition of the Willing’ on Syria.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2016 5:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Or Iranian: 150 billion is a lot of money. Well, if in Iranian hire, I hope Norks remember what happened the last time they were here.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/23/2016 7:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Hands-on post grad strategy training AND cash back home.
Prob pays better than construction or cooking and cleaning for the Americans.
Posted by: Wardoof || 03/23/2016 9:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Sanctions lifted on Iran become the conduit for Nork financial and trade (and manpower) activity. We have top men working on it right now. Top men.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/23/2016 9:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Because Pudgy can use the money.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 03/23/2016 12:04 Comments || Top||

#6  IIRC during the Vietnam War the US MACV often said [boasted] that any area patrolled or secured by SOKOR forces were deemed as absolutely safe from the NVA-VC.

We'll see iff Pudgy's Boyz will have the same reputation or effect.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/23/2016 22:00 Comments || Top||


ISIS executes 6 in Manij
[ARA News] ERBIL ــ Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) have executed six civilians on various charges in Manbij city in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, local sources reported on Tuesday.

Speaking to ARA News in Manbij, media activist Nasser Taljbini said that ISIS jihadis executed six civilians in Manbij and its countryside on various charges in a week, including apostasy, opposing the group, and spying for anti-ISIS forces.

“Daesh shot four civilians dead in the Dalla roundabout west of Manbij, three of them were killed for violating the group’s regulations and the fourth was killed on charges of spying for anti-ISIS troops, like the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG),” Taljbini reported, using an acronym for ISIS.

The hardline group also beheaded both Abdul Razak al-Asmar, 28, and Imad al-Sheikh, 47, from the village of Jeb Hasan Agha near Manbij, on charges of “apostasy”, eyewitnesses reported on Tuesday.

In the meantime, ISIS has started evacuating families of its own jihadis in Manbij and transferring them to Raqqa and Maskana, Taljbini said. This comes amid continuous advance by western-backed rebels in the northern countryside of Aleppo province.

ISIS had earlier executed three men from one family in Manbij city in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, after accusing them of insulting the group’s self-declared Caliphate. “The three brothers were beheaded [last February] at the Dadat square in Manbij suburb in front of dozens of people,” locals reported.

Since its control over large parts of Syria and Iraq, ISIS has been executing, torturing and abducting thousands of civilians. However, the group’s power declined over the past few months, especially after the U.S.-led coalition forces intensified attacks on its headquarters in the two war-torn countries.
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#1  Anti-COIN?
Posted by: Wardoof || 03/23/2016 9:15 Comments || Top||



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